Pull the batting taut to the seat as you go. It has been reupholstered at least once before; I remember my mother and grandmother working on it for … Trim the … Reupholster a Chair From the Bones Up: My sister inherited this lovely framed chair from our mother. Use your new fabric cutout as a template to cut the new batting (Image 1). Regardless of the type of furniture you're planning to reupholster or the material you plan to use when doing so, broadly speaking, the reupholstering process falls into three basic categories: Removing the old material, refinishing the visible wooden sections of the furniture, if any, and then the actual reupholstering … DIY - How to Reupholster a Wicker Chair What a fantastic weekend! Attach the batting to the seat using a staple gun (Image 2). The weather was beautiful here on the coast. I placed the seat cushion on top of my fabric and cut a square (the same as you would if …